This fall, WAM is proud to present Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle. Organized by the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) in Michigan, the exhibition features an ambitious suite of paintings and works on paper by New York–based artist Alexis Rockman. In a state bound by Lake Superior and part of a region contiguous to Lake Michigan, Minnesotans are keenly aware of the importance, robustness, and fragility of these shining, open waters. The Great Lakes are one of the world’s great…
An afternoon full of water-themed activities based on The Great Lakes Cycle: Build a diorama alongside Bell Museum guides, write to your legislators, adopt a drain, try your hand at cyanotype printmaking, and meet student groups working towards a more equitable and sustainable future. All ages welcome!
From 11:30 a.m. – noon, Rockman will be in conversation with Dr. Melissa Kenney, Associate Director of Knowledge Initiatives at the Institute on the Environment. Dr. Kenney is an environmental scientist with expertise in multidisciplinary, team-based science approaches to solving sustainability challenges. Her research program broadly addresses how to integrate both scientific knowledge and societal values into policy decision-making in times of uncertainty.
Image: Alexis Rockman, Pioneers, 2017, oil and acrylic on wood panel, 72 x 144 inches. Courtesy of the Artist and Sperone Westwater, New York. Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle is organized by the Grand Rapids Art Museum, with support generously provided by the Wege Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Frey Foundation, and LaFontsee Galleries and Framing.